Enviros Aren't Commies & 4Wheelers Aren't Patriots
Posted by Slave Of Sam on April 11, 2002 at 10:52:06:
A common thread on the subject of limited public access to our lands is the banter about enviornmentalists being left-wing commie-types and proponants of public access being patriotic. Both points of view are very legitimate and demand our attention and respect. By discounting those ravings of the extremists, both left and right, we can come to the realization that the problem is an out-of-control bureaucracy that pits its citizens one against the other; and loves the outcome. The government believes that we are sheep that need to be herded and that we need guidance in our trek through life. If certain factions turn the issues into ranting between two extreme points of view, all the better: Now the government must step in and protect us all. We should all love and protect our fragile enviornment and, at the same time, cherish our rights to enjoy nature's wonders in a responsible manner. If only Uncle Sam would butt out and stick to a strict constitutional duty, we citizens would be richer and more congenial.